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Annemarie McAvoy

Annemarie McAvoy

Annemarie McAvoy is a Bates Consulting and Testifying Expert in financial crimes, including Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions, Cryptocurrency, Anti-Bribery and Corruption compliance, internal investigations, fraud detection and prevention and crisis management. Ms. McAvoy is one of the founding members of Clovis Quantum Solutions, a boutique consulting firm. Not only does she design and enhance compliance programs, but she also handles legal cases, including criminal matters and civil litigation. Additionally, Ms. McAvoy teaches classes on financial crime at Columbia’s Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, where her students create white papers on white collar crime issues, including AML compliance, crypto-currency, and transnational organized crime. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.

Early in her career, Ms. McAvoy served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and, later, specialized in large financial crime cases at the Kings County (New York) District Attorney’s Office Rackets/Investigations Unit. She has legal and compliance experience from her time as in-house counsel at both Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, and as a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Financial Crimes Compliance Unit.

Ms. McAvoy has appeared for years as an on-air legal expert for major television and radio networks, is sometimes quoted by media outlets such as the Associated Press and, and has authored articles published in, and Family Security Matters. She is a member of the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“ACAMS”) and the NYC Bar Association’s Compliance Committee and its Financial Crimes Subcommittee, as well as its Small Law Firm Committee. She is also a member of the Global Digital and Cryptocurrency Association (“Global DCA”) and its Public Policy and Regulation Committee. Ms. McAvoy has also successfully completed the Global DCA’s Digital Asset Professional Certification Program. In addition, she is a member of the NJ Digital Assets Working Group.

Annemarie is a consultant and subject matter expert in these Practice Areas and Services:



Bates Group, LLC, Bates Consulting and Testifying Expert, 2020 - Present
Clovis Quantum Solutions, CEO, New York, NY, 2018 – Present
McAvoy Consulting, LLC, Consultant, Attorney, Media Commentator, 2016 – Present
McAvoy Legal Services, PC, Owner and Attorney, 2019 – Present
Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, Adjunct Professor, New York, NY, 2015 – Present
NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, Hearing Officer, New York, NY, 2017 – 2019
Fordham University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, New York, NY, 2002 – 2015
Ernst & Young, Senior Manager, Financial Crimes Compliance Unit, 2015 –2016
McAvoy PC, Consultant, 2014 – 2015
Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, Rackets/Investigations Division, 2012 – 2014
Consultant, 2000 – 2012   
Citigroup,VP And Senior Legal Counsel, 1998 – 2000
Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter, Vice President and Senior Attorney, 1993 – 1998   
U.S. Attorney’s Office, EDNY, Assistant U.S. Attorney, NY, 1989 – 1993  
Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, Litigation Associate, 1987 – 1989  


Juris Doctor (JD), Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY; St. John’s University School of Law, New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Valedictorian, St. John’s University, New York, NY


Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Member

American Bar Association, Member of The Business Law Section White Collar Crime Committee as well as the Economic Crimes Subcommittee.

New York City Bar Association, Member of the Compliance Committee and its Financial Crimes Subcommittee